LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball senior forward Sean Harris has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA and will have a sixth year of eligibility for the 2014-15 season.
Harris sat out the 2012-13 season due to a preseason injury after playing just five games in the 2011-12 season at Yuba (Calif.) College before hurting his knee.
"We are delighted that Sean was granted an additional year," said USU head coach Stew Morrill. "His knee appears to be healthy, his work habits will help all our new players, and his leadership as our only senior will be invaluable."
Last season, Harris, a Rocklin, Calif., native, saw action in 10 games, including a start on senior night against Wyoming on March 5, where he set career highs in points (4), rebounds (3), assists (2), steals (1) and minutes played (11). At the end of the season, Harris was voted Most Inspirational by his teammates at the team's end of the year banquet.
Utah State opens the 2014-15 season on with a pair of exhibition games against Texas A&M-International in a Halloween match-up on Friday, Oct. 31 and Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday, Nov. 7. USU officially opens the 2014-15 season against in-state foe Weber State on Friday, Nov. 14.
USU men's basketball season ticket renewals and new season tickets are now on sale. For more Aggie men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Utah State ended the 2013-14 season with an 18-14 overall and a 7-11 Mountain West record in USU's first season in the league. The seven conference wins were the most of any of the five newest teams to the league in their first season, topping Boise State's three wins in its first season in the league in 2011-12, as well as Fresno State's five wins and Nevada's three wins in their first seasons of 2012-13, along with San José State's one win last season.
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